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Ferdinand Varga

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Budapest

Ferdinand Varga joined The Boston Consulting Group in 1999. He is a core member of the firm’s Energy practice, specializing in power and utilities as well as market regulation and deregulation. He leads BCG's power markets and regulation topic. Ferdinand has worked in BCG’s Warsaw, Dallas, and Budapest offices. His assignments often focus on strategy and efficiency improvement in utilities.

Ferdinand’s recent BCG projects have included identifying and quantifying the synergy potential at a water, gas, and electric utility in Hungary; numerous valuations of Czech, Slovak, and Polish utilities for potential investors; regulatory management for several utilities in Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic; merchant strategy for a US energy company; and corporate strategy for a US chemical company.

Before joining BCG, Ferdinand was at ABB and Honeywell, where he worked on installation design and project management for power and heat producers.

Ferdinand is fluent in English, Hungarian, Czech, and Slovak.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's power markets and regulation topic
  • Gas pricing and transportation; storage tariffs
  • Deregulation strategy for gas and power
  • Chemical companies
  • Value management
  • Corporate strategy

Education

  • PhD, power generation and distribution, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • Master’s, power generation and distribution, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
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